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Field Laboratory, Agriculture Program 1912-1982/3
Courses in Agriculture were offered in the normal school as early
as 1912. The goals were to prepare prospective teachers to
teach grade school students in a variety of sciences and to offer
a foundation in agriculture to those students interested in pursuing
it as a career. More than fifty acres of land were used for school
Tempe Normal Farm
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with crops and raising of livestock and their products.
In addition, fresh milk, meat and eggs were supplied to the dining
In 1956 the college farm moved to a 320-acre site on Elliot and
Price Road. Over the years, practical experience ensued with
students working in all phases of agricultural production. The
program was discontinued in 1982-83 and the land now is used
for the present ASU Research Park.